Contemporary Shamanisms in Norway: Religion, Entrepreneurship, and Politics by Trude FonnelandContemporary Shamanisms in Norway: Religion, Entrepreneurship, and Politics by Trude Fonneland

Contemporary Shamanisms in Norway: Religion, Entrepreneurship, and Politics

byTrude Fonneland

Hardcover | September 15, 2017

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This book examines Sami shamanism in Norway as a uniquely distinctive local manifestation of a global new religious phenomenon. It takes the diversity and hybridity within shamanic practices seriously through case studies from a Norwegian setting and highlights the ethnic dimension of thesecurrents, through a particular focus on Sami versions of shamanism. The book's thesis is that the construction of a Sami shamanistic movement makes sense from the perspective of the broader ethno-political search for a Sami identity, with respect to connections to indigenous peoples worldwide andtrans-historically. It also makes sense in economic and marketing terms.Based on more than ten years of ethnographic research, the book paints a picture of contemporary shamanism in Norway in its cultural context, relating it both to the local mainstream cultures in which it is situated and to global networks. By this, the book provides the basis for a study revealingthe development of inventiveness, nuances and polyphony that occur when a global religion of shamanism is merged in a Norwegian setting, colored by its own political and cultural circumstances.
Trude Fonneland is currently Professor at the Department of Culture Studies at Tromso University Museum, UiT, the Arctic University in Tromso. Her research interests revolve around contemporary religion in society, particularly Sami shamanism, tourism, popular culture as well as research on Sami cultures and histories.
Title:Contemporary Shamanisms in Norway: Religion, Entrepreneurship, and PoliticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190678828

ISBN - 13:9780190678821

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